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Wednesday, Jul 18, 2007, 1:50 am

New York Times Editorial: “The Politics of Fear”

By Brian Zick

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The editors of the NY Times state:
This administration has never hesitated to play on fear for political gain, starting with the first homeland security secretary, Tom Ridge, and his Popsicle-coded threat charts. It is a breathtakingly cynical ploy, but in the past it has worked to cow Democrats into silence, if not always submission, and herd Republicans back onto the party line.
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